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School of Chemistry Success at House of Commons SET for Britain Event 2010

Published: 12 March 2010

School of Chemistry PhD student ThaoNguyen Nguyen, was awarded the Roscoe Medal at the prestigious SET for Britain event, held at the House of Commons on Monday 8th March.

ThaoNguyen’s poster entitled “Porphyrin-DNA as Scaffold for Nanoarchitecture and Nanotherapy”, was judged the best Chemistry presentation at this highly competitive event, which promotes the work of early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists, and allows them the opportunity to communicate current state-of-the-art science to Members of Parliament.

ThaoNguyen Nguyen is currently finishing her PhD thesis in the group of Dr Eugen Stulz at the School of Chemistry. With her recent PhD Plus Award from the EPSRC, she will be able to continue her projects on porphyrin-DNA and take the system forward to applications in cancer research, in particular studying the applicability of photodynamic therapy.

SET for Britain is organised by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, and is supported by organisations including the Institute of Physics, the Society of Biology, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Chemistry, with sponsorship from AgChemAccess.

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